Documentaries, for better or for worse, usually encourage debates, discussions, and subsequent change. The recent environmental catastrophe in Pakistan has shed a light on climate change and its detrimental effects on different landscapes. Now is the time to educate ourselves and learn about what we can do to preserve our ecological system.
For those wanting to take this time to consume content that will develop their minds. We’ve curated a list of eye-opening documentaries that deep-dive into the environment and will truly make you think twice about things we’ve taken for granted.
Here is a curated list of documentaries you need to watch on climate change.
1. Our Planet
If you need a reminder of why nature needs us to tackle the climate crisis, look no further than Sir David Attenborough’s Our Planet. The eight-part Netflix series looks at how global temperature rises are affecting wildlife around the world. From flamingos in Africa to lowland gorillas in the Congo rainforest. This docu-series comes after Attenborough’s Blue Planet II (2017) shocked viewers by showing how ocean plastic and rising sea temperatures are endangering our marine life.
2. Chasing Coral
Chasing Coral taps into the collective will and wisdom of ad men who are self-proclaimed coral nerd, top-notch camera designer, and renowned marine biologist. As they invent the first time-lapse camera to record bleaching events as they happen. With its breathtaking photography, nail-biting suspense, and startling emotion, Chasing Coral is a dramatic revelation that won’t have you sitting idle for long.
3. This Changes Everything
Following her bestselling 2014 book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs The Climate, Canadian author and social activist Naomi Klein made a documentary that asks the question: “What if confronting the climate crisis is the best chance we’ll ever get to build a better world?” After visiting frontline communities affected by climate change — including those on the southern coast of India — Klein highlights the connection between our economic systems, and the crisis facing our planet.
4. Before The Flood
Before the Flood is a climate documentary presented by National Geographic to discuss this industry’s impact openly. Hollywood actor and UN Messenger of Peace, Leonardo DiCaprio, features in the documentary. In the documentary, Leonardo Dicaprio encourages people to educate themselves on climate issues rather than being complacent.
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5. India 2050
India 2050, as a docu-series, works to interpret the inherent threats of uncontrolled environmental degeneration and climate change in India—a hypothetical future of India with respect to the environment and climate change. It is a glimpse of how thriving cities of India will look by 2050 if we don’t take imminent steps to preserve the environment.
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